“Embodying Dubai’s ‘go big or go home’ ethos, Bla Bla is revolutionising the social scene.” BLA BLA
BLA BLA Dubai, the popular day-to-night concept located at The Beach in JBR, has got everyone talking. From its prime beachfront location, BLA BLA offers an array of entertainment with infinity and spa pools at the beach club, countless bars, an a la carte restaurant and nightlife options.
We dined in the main restaurant which has three kitchens under one roof serving a menu of Japanese, Italian and traditional smokehouse dishes. The central venue is ambient with a really nice vibe, there’s a choice of indoor or al fresco dining on the terrace that’s lined with palm trees and draped with twinkling lights. We were hungry so ordered a selection of the Neapolitan style pizzas which were absolutely huge, some sushi and drinks.
The menu offers lots of choice with smaller dishes, sharing options and mains as well as vegetarian and vegan options. The unexpected bonus of the evening was the musical duo who played some great tunes. The restaurant also serves a daily set breakfast (AED 65) which looks good, a set lunch menu (AED 99) from Monday to Friday and ladies night every Tuesday.
BLA BLA‘s beach club, with a backdrop of the Ain Dubai, is open daily from 10am to sunset with various seating options from sun loungers to poolside cabanas and of course a VIP area. The beach bar serves drinks and bites to your lounger and seating prices include pool access and dining credits. There’s a weekly Sunday Brunch with live entertainment, pool access and drinks packages.
Nightlife starts when the sun sets across three different areas; The Rooftop, The Tent and The Backroom. The Rooftop, complete with slide to the ground floor, not only offers stunning views but is the ideal spot for sundowners and shisha. There’s five bars; the Irish Bar, Lightbox Bar, Lounge Bar, Record Room Bar and Graffiti Bar, serving everything from pints of Guinness to fancy cocktails.
The Tent is the ultimate nightlife venue with nine unique bars under one roof. The three story high entertainment hub is home to Bubbles Bar, Butterfly Bar and the Garrison Bar (no Peaky Blinders were spotted). There’s also the Hydro Bar, Kinetic Bar, Mexican Bar, Shaka Bar, Stage Bar and The Bronx Bar. As if that’s not enough, The Backroom has three more bars; The Hollywood Bar, Japanese Bar and Maximalist Bar and a resident DJ.
Everyone’s favourite hour, Happy Hour offers a selection of drinks for AED 35 from Monday to Friday at the rooftop and beach bar from 5pm-8pm. Also available at The Tent from 8pm-10pm. While the beverage menu is different across the different bars the bar menu is the same.
Rumour has it that this is the place to be at weekends with queues to enter the beach club. BLA BLA is worth a visit if you are looking for somewhere new and fun to go in Dubai.
BLA BLA Dubai
Location: 5101, Messer Street, Beach by Meraas Mall, JBR, Dubai, UAE
Telephone: 04 584 4111/058 606 3535
Opening hours: The Beach Club: Daily 10am to sunset (The Beach Bar 10am to 3am). The Rooftop: Daily 4pm to 3am. The Tent: Sunday – Friday 8pm – 3am & Saturday 4pm – 3am. The Backroom: Thursday – Sunday 9pm – 3am. The Restaurant: Daily 8am to midnight. BLA BLA is strictly over 21’s only.
All views are my own based on my experience. Unless otherwise stated all photos © Jo Brett 2022. All rights reserved. Additional photos used with courtesy of BLA BLA Dubai.